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Starter Vegetable Gardens Book

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24 easy, no-fail plans for small, organic gardens. If you’ve never opened a seed packet or staked a tomato plant, this book is for you:
  • Start small with the foods your family loves, and expand your garden as your skills develop.
  • Create a backyard veggie border, front-yard food factory, vertical garden and lots more.
  • Precise instructions on what to buy, where to plant and how to care for your favorite vegetables.
  • Pleasant, 9-3⁄8"x12", 179 pp.

Digging In
How to Use This Book

Part 1: Developing Your Garden Plan
Starting Small and Growing Year by Year
Sizing Up Your Site and Soil

Chapter 1
The Easy-Care Bag Garden

Chapter 2
A Bountiful Border

Chapter 3
The Front Yard Food Supply

Chapter 4
Family Food Factory Gardens

Short, Cool Summers
Full-Season Summers
Long, Hot Summers
Angel Wings Herb Garden

Part 2: Essential Techniques and More Planting Plans
Purposeful Planting Plans

Chapter 5
Deciding What to Grow
It's All in the Timing
Vegetables and Climate

Chapter 6
Designing Beautiful, Big-Flavor Gardens

From Flowers to Food

Chapter 7
Working With Seeds and Seedlings

Garden Plan: Overnight Success
Direct-Seeding Your Garden
Garden Plan: Strictly From Seed
Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting Seeds Step-by-Step
Garden Plan: Paintbrush Beds

Chapter 8
Supporting Your Plants

Types of Support
How to Pound a Post
How to Cage a Tomato
Garden Plan: High-Value Verticals

Chapter 9
Water: Make Every Drop Count

Garden Plan: Marinara Medley
Knowing When to Water

Chapter 10
The Magic of Mulch

When Looks Count
Garden Plan: Managed Mulch Garden

Chapter 11
Fertilizing Your Garden

Weighing Your Options
Garden Plan: Sweet Corn & Company
Can You Use Too Much

Chapter 12
Your Insect Friends and Foes

Organic Remedies That Really Work
Garden Plan: Beneficial Border

Chapter 13
Preventing Dastardly Diseases

Super-Strong Varieties
Garden Plan: Cajun Spice
Fighting With Fungi

Chapter 14
Smart Harvesting

Chill Out!
Preserving Your Favorite Herbs
Garden Plan: Good For You Garden

Chapter 15
Stretching the Seasons

Three Ways to Bring on Spring
Garden Plan: Six Weeks Sooner

Part 3: Pick of the Crop Veggie Varieties
Making Good Choices
What is a Variety?
Top Varieties for Your Garden, Crop by Crop

Gardener's Basic Lingo
Which Planting Plans Are Right for You?
Sources for Seeds and Plants
USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Metric Conversions


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